Google One subscription plans: What you pay and what you get
What you pay and what you get
Starting June 1, 2021, storage policies for free Google Account holders are set to change. Google has recently confirmed that they will no longer offer free unlimited storage for Google Photos users even for high-quality photos.
In fact, the company is also making a few of Google Photos features a part of its paid subscription plan, called Google One.
Every Google account comes with free 15GB cloud storage space that’s distributed between the Gmail data, Google Drive data, Android smartphone backup data as well as Google Photos (in case anyone wants to upload photos in original quality). Currently, data from Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, etc are currently not a part of the free 15GB allocated storage space. However, this will change after June 1.
But the biggest change is that all the photos and videos uploaded to Google Cloud storage in any quality will get counted as a part of 15GB storage space, which is currently free and unlimited until it is uploaded in high-quality.
It is worth mentioning that photos and videos uploaded before June 1, 2021, in high quality won’t become a part of the free 15GB storage space.
To get more storage space, Google wants its users to buy additional cloud storage space and became a part of its Google One subscription plan which was rebranded from drive paid storage back in 2018.
But, Google One is more than just additional storage space. It also offers additional benefits to users such as automatic smartphone backup, storage sharing with family, and more.
The Google One upgrade plan ranges from as low as 100GB and all the way up to 2TB storage. Here’s a price chart of all the Google One storage plans available in India.